Renowned singer and actor, Lee Ji Han has been reported to have died in the recent Halloween party stampede in Seoul.
The 24-year-old entertainer, Lee Ji Han was mourned by thousands of fans.
TopNaija reports that about 151 people lost their lives in the incident on Saturday night, October 29,
With the aim to celebrate the Halloween festival after three years after the Covid-19 lockdown, it was rumored that the stampede started when a huge crowd of young youths poured into a narrow Seoul street to “see a local celebrity”.
Lee Ji Han, who was best known as a contestant on Produce 101 Season 2, got caught up in the stampede and died.
In a statement translated by Soompi, Lee Ji Han’s agency, 935 Entertainment, said: “It’s true that Lee Ji Han passed away due to the accident in Itaewon on October 29.
“We also hoped that it wasn’t true, and we were very shocked to hear the news. The family is suffering immense grief right now, so we are being very cautious. May he rest in peace.”
They later followed up with another statement which said: “Please send a warm farewell to [Lee], who left us too soon. We will also remember Lee, who shone beautifully with his passion for acting.”
Ji Han’s other agency 9ato Entertainment also confirmed the news in a social media statement.
They said according to SBS Star: “We are sad to deliver such news today, but Lee Jihan has passed away in the crush in Itaewon last night. We would like to express our deepest condolences to his family, who are saddened by the sudden tragic news, also to everyone who loved him.
“Lee Ji-han brightly smiled when greeting us all the time. He had pure and positive energy with great passion for acting. It is very hard to believe that we cannot see him anymore. Please send your warm goodbye to Lee Ji-han. He’ll always be remembered.”
Many have paid tribute to Ji Han with several of his castmates on Produce 101 mourning him on social media, including Park Hee Seok, Kim Do Hyun, and Cho Jin Hyung.